Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger over China’s COVID curbs mounts

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger over China's COVID curbs mounts

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Protests in China against heavy COVID-19 curbs spread to Shanghai on Sunday, with demonstrators also gathering at one of Beijing’s most prestigious universities after a deadly fire in the country’s far west sparked widespread anger. The wave of civil disobedience, which has included protests in Urumqi where the fire occurred … Read more

Chevron can resume key role in Venezuela’s oil production, exports

Chevron can resume key role in Venezuela's oil production, exports

WASHINGTON/HOUSTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp on Saturday received a US license allowing the second-largest US oil company to expand its production in Venezuela and bring the South American country’s crude oil to the United States. The decision grants broader rights for the last big US oil company still operating in US-sanctioned Venezuela. However, … Read more

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as Russia war rages

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as Russia war rages

KYIV, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused the Kremlin on Saturday of reviving the “genocidal” tactics of Josef Stalin as Kyiv commemorated a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the winter of 1932-33. The remembrance day for the “Holodomor” comes as Ukraine is battling to repel invading Russian forces and deal with sweeping … Read more

Taiwan president quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

Taiwan president quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

TAIPEI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Saturday after her strategy to frame local elections as showing defiance to China’s rising bellicosity failed to pay off and win public support . The elections for mayors, county chiefs and local councilors are ostensibly … Read more

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: 'We share your pain'

Putin meets soldiers’ mothers, some bereaved Putin: ‘I personally, and the whole leadership, share your pain’ Russia has not fully enumerated its battlefield losses Some mothers say Kremlin ignores more critical relative’ groups LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Friday met with more than a dozen mothers of Russian soldiers fighting in … Read more

Foxconn’s woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plant as more workers leave -source

Foxconn's woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plant as more workers leave -source

Foxconn Zhengzhou plant’s Nov shipments to fall further – source Worker unhappiness at plant escalated into protests this week Over 20,000 workers, mostly new recruits, have left – source TAIPEI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Foxconn’s (2317.TW) flagship iPhone plant in China is set to see its November shipments further reduced by the latest bout of … Read more

Trump is sued again by writer for defamation, and battery, over alleged rape

Trump's company kicks off defense case in criminal tax fraud trial

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Donald Trump was sued for defamation a second time on Thursday by a writer who accused the former US president of lying by denying that he raped her 27 years ago. In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll also accused … Read more

Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn says it is working with staff to resolve disputes Major iPhone factory rocked by protests over pay, terms Apple says it has team on the ground in Zhengzhou TAIPEI/SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Thursday a pay-related “technical error” occurred when hiring new recruits at a COVID-hit iPhone factory in China … Read more

China’s COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

China's COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

BEIJING, Nov 24 (Reuters) – China reported record high COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with cities nationwide imposing localized lockdowns, mass testing and other curbs that are fueling frustration and darkening the outlook for the world’s second largest economy. The resurgence of infections, nearly three years after the pandemic emerged in the central city of Wuhan, … Read more

Hosting Putin, Armenian leader complains of lack of help from Russian-led alliance

Hosting Putin, Armenian leader complains of lack of help from Russian-led alliance

Armenia complains CSTO inaction has damaged alliance’s image Putin: more work needed towards Armenia-Azerbaijan peace deal Distracted by war, Russia risks losing influence in region LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Armenia’s leader vented his frustration on Wednesday at the failure of a Russian-led security alliance to come to his country’s aid in the face of … Read more